Justice’s new LP to be less dance?

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There’s no question that French hitmakers Justice kick-started a dancefloor riot when they emerged onto the scene some four-ish years ago with their pummelling brand of stadium rock-influenced electro, but with the release of their breathlessly awaited sophomore effort on the horizon it looks like the Ed Banger duo might be heading in a less dance-y direction.

Speaking to Pitchfork last week about the forthcoming Audio, Video, Disco LP, Justice’s Xavier de Rosnay commented on this record’s supposedly lighter dancefloor-focus than had been expected, name-checking 70’s prog rock, The Eagles and a general disenchantment with clubbing.

“We do music in a really naive way,” he began. “This album is like a prog record in acceptable proportions because everything ends up being more simple, partly due to our limitations as musicians; we like simple music that provides simple emotions. The first album wasn’t really meant to be dance-oriented; we were just trying to make some sort of pop music. I never heard any of the original tracks from the first album in a club.” He added, “also, we are not fond of live dance aesthetics like lasers and screens, so we use plainer visual tricks in our shows.”

Though his claims might have some Justice fans worrying about what’s ahead for the electro stars the first couple of tracks to emerge from Audio, Video, Disco seem to maintain Justice’s dancefloor power. Check out the title track and a snippet of what could be album joint Helix as dropped by Busy P below.



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cheechvda said on the 16th Aug, 2011

I seriously dont know what has kept these guys afloat since the first album... Instead of focusing on people who "might" bring out music, more focus and should go to the artists that are bringing out (good) music. Whats coming first Audio, Video, Disco or the Detox??


djbricksta said on the 16th Aug, 2011

@Cheechvda, I think it comes down to the fact is that there is not enough dance music albums out with that level of production standards but more importantly, musicality. I think thats the same reason Mylo just got picked up for Parklife, and I would argue his album Destroyrock&roll was the last album to have the same effect as Cross.


ninjaskillskill said on the 17th Aug, 2011

I just wish they did a sideshow earlier this year. I saw them at Field Day, it was good, but the crowd was just awful.


slinky87 said on the 17th Aug, 2011

Agree with the Field Day crowd, bunch of idiots
@Cheechvda they have done a bunch of mixes namely the planisphere mix for Dior, their live album "a cross the universe" also came out 2 years ago and was simply amazing.


jch3ung said on the 29th Aug, 2011

who ever is worried about the new album going in the wrong direction... remember one simple fact... ITS JUSTICE!